William Hurt

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William McChord Hurt (March 20, 1950 – March 13, 2022) was an American actor. He studied at the Juilliard School and began acting on stage in the 1970s. Hurt's film debut was in Ken Russell's science-fiction feature Altered States, released in 1980, for which he received a Golden Globe nomination for New Star of the Year. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Hurt has received more than 9,283,627 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 56 in 2019). William Hurt is the 538th most popular actor (down from 464th in 2019), the 1,002nd most popular biography from United States (down from 942nd in 2019) and the 273rd most popular American Actor.

William H. Hurt is most famous for his role as a paraplegic in the film "Kiss of the Spider Woman" (1985).

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  • 4.81

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Among actors, William Hurt ranks 538 out of 10,030Before him are John Holmes, Steve Reeves, Ray Liotta, John Rhys-Davies, Naomi Watts, and Claudette Colbert. After him are Jean Rochefort, Carl Weathers, Scott Wilson, Cantinflas, Jonathan Banks, and Meg Ryan.

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Among people born in 1950, William Hurt ranks 29Before him are Sergey Lavrov, Ron Perlman, Richard Dean Anderson, Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, Jussi Adler-Olsen, and Néstor Kirchner. After him are Flavio Briatore, Suzi Quatro, Grzegorz Lato, Daniel Auteuil, Morgan Fairchild, and Jörg Haider.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, William Hurt ranks 1,002 out of 15,968Before him are John Forsythe (1918), William Fichtner (1956), Jonathan Demme (1944), John Holmes (1944), Steve Reeves (1926), and Ray Liotta (1954). After him are Carl Weathers (1948), Jacque Fresco (1916), Peter Eisenman (1932), Billy Joel (1949), Scott Wilson (1942), and Frederick Cook (1865).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, William Hurt ranks 273Before him are Joanne Woodward (1930), John Forsythe (1918), William Fichtner (1956), John Holmes (1944), Steve Reeves (1926), and Ray Liotta (1954). After him are Carl Weathers (1948), Scott Wilson (1942), Jonathan Banks (1947), Meg Ryan (1961), Steve Buscemi (1957), and Shelley Winters (1920).

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